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Live Large, Spend Less

How to survive (and even flourish) in America's most overpriced city.


THE CONTENTS
Check back throughout October and November as new stories are published online.

The Unaffordability Paradox
Why San Franciscans put up with San Francisco. By Andrew Leonard

Where Value Lives
The hottest buys of the moment, in San Francisco and out. By Adam L. Brinklow

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay—Permanently
Save money: live on a boat. By Adam L. Brinklow

First Time Buying a Home?
The city actually has your back. By Adam L. Brinklow

Strange Bedfellows Make Great Roommates
Four generations under one roof. By Adam L. Brinklow

The Rush Hour Dash
An eight-way race between office and bar. By Ellen Cushing

To Own or to Uber
Running the math on giving up your ride. By Ellen Cushing

Two Wheels Are Cheaper Than Four
Three alterna-transportation evangelists on the many benefits of their chosen wheels. By Chris Colin, Jenna Scatena, and Cody Bentley

Tastes Great, Less Money
Twenty things to live on for eternity. By Rebecca Flint Marx

The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market Markup
Fact of fiction? By Rebecca Flint Marx

Extra-Value Meals
Restaurants where prix fixe menus will bust your belt, but not your wallet. By Rebecca Flint Marx

Put a Cork in California
Local isn't always synonymous with sustainable. By Scott Lucas

What's Your Side Hustle?
How six go-getters bring in extra cash. By Elise Craig

Work Like a Freelancer, Think Like an Accountant
Outmaneuvering the IRS. By Elise Craig

Refer a Friend, Make 20 Grand
A techie perk for non-techie workers. By Elise Craig

Leto Locks on a Lebowski Budget
Be the best-looking tightwad around. By Lauren Murrow

Sell Back Your Life
Make money off Grandma's old jewelry, your kid's discards, and your old iPhone. By Lauren Murrow

Buying New Is For Suckers
Salvage yard sources for everything from toys to toilets. By Lauren Murrow

How to Raise a Renaissance Kid
After-school enrichment programs that don't require riches. By Amy Graff

Do the High-Deductible Shuffle
An Obamacare work-around. By Elise Craig

How Much Is That Doggy? A Lot.
Bringing up Bowser cheaper. By Rebecca Flint Marx

Ten Free Things You Didn't Know You Could Do at the Library
Cool stuff for bored kids. By Amy Graff

The Nanny-Share Diaries
Lessons from the childcare trenches. By Amy Graff

Thirty Days, Zero Covers
Free events in November.
By Annie Tittiger

How Do You Afford S.F.?
San Franciscans who make under the median income on how they are hanging on. By Adam L. Brinklow

 

Originally published in the November issue of San Francisco magazine

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